parrot advice

  1. S

    New bird, who dis?

    Hi everyone! My name is Stephanie and I joined this group because a red-lored parrot came into my life. Prepare for a bit of a story as I am 100% new to everything bird and have scoured the internet for answers, tips, articles and more. Apparently this bird has been with my father's family (with...
  2. A

    Just Can't Tame Him

    Hello everyone. I have been the owner of my green IRN Chief for about 6 months now and I just don't know what to do anymore. I'm finding him impossible to tame in any way. If I try target training, he flees the stick, if I feed him treats, he snatches them and runs off to his corner; he used...
  3. amariemo

    Cooking safety

    Hello All, I am a fairly new Conure owner. I am kind of obsessing over safety for my birdie. I know that Teflon/PTFE is bad so I only cook with stainless steel pans and glass pans. I read that there is danger in fumes, odors so tht had me wondering exactly what that means. For example-if I...
  4. Pabloalex91

    Dancing or neuro condition? Please help😕

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum & have recently brought home 3 weeks ago a 5 month old Alexandrine. We’ve been getting along just fine & he is starting target training with a stick & is also eating out of my hand with caution as he is not tame at all so shocked already about this, however he...
  5. S

    Lovebird clicking noise and tail vibrating (or bobbing im unsure)

    Hello! Does anyone know why my lovebird is doing this? Is this just a behavioural thing or does he have an illness? His tail moves up and down very fast like it’s vibrating and he would make clicking noises. He acts normal and is very active! Any thoughts? Thanks :)
  6. oliver_is_the_best_birb

    Should I get another bird?

    I have a GCC that is about to turn 1. I'm away from the house a lot for school and I'm scared he's getting lonely. Should I wait another year or so or just try now? And, what type of bird should I adopt, if I do get another?
  7. Z

    Caique diet/eating habits?

    Hi everyone, I have a 4/5 month old white bellied caique (i was under the impression that he was a bit older when i got him about a month ago). I ran out of nuts two days ago, which I usually incorporate with training, and now he has been eating a lot more vegetables, I feel like a bit too...
  8. L

    get Indian ringneck a friend? too addicted to his reflection

    hey everyone! I need help please, due to strict lockdowns in Australia vets around me aren't taking in any consultations so I thought id ask here. my Indian ringneck for the past couple of months has been obsessed with his reflection, he will find it anywhere, tv, phone, table...
  9. G

    Help. Does anyone know what this is

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  10. MelloYello

    Galah stories and advice

    Hi! I’m looking into adopting a parrot. I’ve only owned smaller parrots (conures) in the past. I have researched birds for years and believe I am ready to own a slightly bigger bird. I’m not going for huge, but something more medium. My favorite species are rose-breasted cockatoos, and I have my...
  11. Gokha

    My IRN would not eat inside his cage

    Hello everyone! I own a 3 month old IRN baby and I have to admit I spoiled him a lot. I got him right before the Corona thing started, so I was able to spend a lot of time with hime, maybe too much. He ended up eating and being weaned outside of the cage and usually only goes to his cage to...
  12. T

    New to Parrot Ownership! Advice? Recommendations?

    Hi guys! I'm new to the forum, and I'd like some advice. I've only ever had a couple parakeets (plus a LOT of chickens), but recently I've been considering adding a conure to the family. I've done my research and can make all necessary accommodations. However, as is often the case, a lot of...
  13. PapayaTheQuaker

    Need Advice on Aggressive Quaker

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this community but I'm very excited to be a part of it. I have an 8-month-old quaker that I've had for a couple of months now. I got Papaya from Petco they were actually about to transfer him to a different store and I told them to stop because I am getting him...
  14. J

    I switched my male lovebirds mate and he attacks her

    So my male Lovebirds original mate is quite a messy female and always throws her food and water around. Not to mention, she was very aggressive. What I ended up doing was introduce another, more docile female to him but he attacks her when she gets near him. I am 100% sure of their genders...
  15. T

    Budgie boy or girl?

    Hi all, My girlfriend has a budgie and it's supposed to be a boy but she spoke to a lady who works in a pet shop and she told her that it's a girl. If it's a girl, shouldn't it be laying eggs like any female bird? We are a bit confused and would appreciate some help Thanks, here's a picture...
  16. LOkiiii

    Help: Tail Feathers

    Hi everyone, I am new but I frequently go here always for any information about parrots and its always wonderful to see so much information from bird owners. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me identify if this is a problem that I should bring to a vets attention, my conure has...
  17. B

    Female baby caique (can she be raised alone?)

    Hi! I recently got a baby caique of 5 months old. She is lovely, and we do many things together. From bike rides with her lash, to playing during the weekend with anything we find. She has flew away around 7 times and has always come back when I call her. We get allow really well. I live in...
  18. F

    Long lived parrots for not overly experienced owners?

    I wanted to start off saying that before I get a parrot, I'm going to make sure I have everything I need to be a proper owner, and wait until I'm in a time in my life where I can own one(probably not for a few years). I also will do plenty of research about whichever parrot I plan to own. I may...
  19. CarmenTheGrey

    I need your help!

    I joined this forum when I first got my grey Carmen. She’s a rescue and I was inexperienced with taming and befriending a large parrot. This community gave me nothing but understanding, love, and help! She is now my companion for life and I can’t imagine life without her. So, I ask for your help...
  20. K

    Sick ringneck parrot

    Hi i have a parrot green infian rick neck He is having the following problems since a year tried all the medicinal help dint work . Vet here dont do a good job . 1- shivering when someone comes near it 2- starts to poop watery when some neAr it 3- smelly odourr 4- one eye is clogged or...